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Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!

A triple whammy today.

Firstly , it feels like every one of my muscles is still sore from my gym session on Saturday 😦 the lower quads just above my knees are killing me and walking up and down stairs and steps makes me wince in anticipation of the sharp discomfort to come. I stink of muscle rub which reminds me of sweaty gyms and lecture theatres full of  moaning, groaning PE students and I’m not even sure it’s actually helping.  I am also hoping that the exercise programme that Cat sends through for me to follow during the week is not too strenuous as I really don’t like “pain”.

Secondly, in addition to my muscle soreness I am now the proud owner of an incessant thumping detox headache having had no alcohol (YES I said NO alcohol) for 48 hours, no chocolate, cake, biscuits, rice, pasta, bread etc etc and I must have drunk more water in the last 2 days that I have over the last 2 weeks. At least that seems to be flushing out all those deeply embedded toxins and I was warned that I may feel worse before I felt better. Roll on next week. Surely there can’t be many more toxins in there!

Thirdly I had to get up at 5am this morning ready for my 5 hour train journey up to Glasgow. Actually, 5am is quite normal for me but combined with the above it was a struggle just to move this morning. The good news is that I will enjoy the journey and see some of my friends this week- it makes the trip worthwhile 🙂 I will be able to stock up on my whisky supplies (but won’t be able to drink it just yet) and I should be able to catch up on some sleep in between.

It’s not so bad.

Archway House, Market Harborough



Detox headache…..it’s working!

This is Day 3 of “doing things differently-Part 1” and, on the basis that I am an all or nothing woman,  as well as drinking more water I have excluded alcohol and chocolate from my daily diet. My plan to achieve better health must be working because I have had a pounding headache all afternoon which I conclude is a side-effect of my self-imposed de-tox.

Apparently a headache is a sign that my body is eliminating toxins that have bombarded my body over the past 12 months or so and indicates that I am flushing poison away with every glass of water. It feels and sounds gruesome and with 1/2  a bottle of Pinot Grigio nicely chilled in the fridge, the temptation to rid myself of this headache by hair of the dog is overwhelming.

But I am determined to continue.  I’m assured that the headache will ease and I will feel more energetic and revived in a couple of days. And if nothing else, I feel better in myself that I have more control over my emotional eating. That’s a big plus.

“I’m not telling you it’s going to be
easy, I’m telling you that it’s going to be worth it.”